Intuition and its Different Classifications

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For many years intuition has been described as a word that has many connotations attached. The word itself has gone through changes over the decades that the English vernacular has molded into what it is today. Most of which lean on the good side in terms of a natural type of sixth sense but yet mysteriously often has a feminine quality emotionally involved to it. For example a mothers or Woman's intuition are terms that are often brought or that come to mind when the word intuition of mentioned. These illustrations are not the only definitions for this versatile noun, it can also be implied to a man but are not as common because women are prone to express emotion more commonly than men. People who usually claim that they have a good intuition most usually are implying that they have had past experiences and past knowledge that they are using and applying to new terms and are therefore above the level of common knowledge and comprehension or reasoning.

Most often the true meaning of its definition is disputed due to other people's personal views and beliefs. "Thesis - the goal of intuition is to create a world in which people feel encouraged to rely on their inner resources and their work and in their personal life." More or less intuition may be seen as the human version of instinct. Due to research and much debate, Intuition has been split up into several categories, cognitive intuition, natural or instinctive intuition, and social intuition.

Cognitive intuition is intuition that is due to experience or previous knowledge on beforehand events. For example many gamblers rely on intuition to make their profits. "Intuition springs from a combination of matters that you can understand and explain, and others that you can't," (Hellmuth np) In...